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High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days


Alternative Titles

English: Free! Starting Days
Synonyms: Free! Movie
Japanese: ハイ☆スビード!Free! Starting Days

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 5, 2015
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.071 (scored by 10,926 users)
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Ranked: #4512
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Popularity: #1792
Members: 31,617
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Synopsis

A prequel to the 2013 Kyoto Animation series Free! which is an adaptation of light novel High☆Speed!

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Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Director
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Nishioka, Maiko
Script
OLDCODEX
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"Aching Horns" by OLDCODEX




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Jan 24, 2016
_Launi_ (All reviews)
Story:
High Speed gives a closer look into the lifes of Haru and Makoto before they go to Iwatobi High (Anime Series), so it's not necessary to see the anime before, but can be also seen as an addition to it. At the start of the movie the story goes on rather slowly, but with a lot of funny scenes, that made me laugh more than once. The watcher gets to know the new characters Ikuya and Asahi and also can recognize the ones, already shown in the anime like Kisumi or of course the main characters Makoto and Haru. After this the stoy goes on read more
Jul 30, 2016
Sir-up (All reviews)
Oh my god, you have no idea how long I've been waiting for this. Honestly, I was actually very worried about this movie. I didn't think that Free! really needed a prequel since there are so many flashbacks from elementary school in the anime show (which is taking place during high school), so we already knew a good amount backstory for Free!, but it was actually very interesting to see what was going on between elementary and high school.

Man, the story. I did keep my expectations low. Or, I didn't really expect anything at all (neither positive nor negative stuff) and I ended up being read more
Apr 28, 2016
imjusthungry (All reviews)
High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days is a solid movie that will likely be enjoyable to fans of the TV anime, and potentially even those unfamiliar to the franchise as a standalone coming-of-age film.

The story, while nothing exceptional, is solid. There is a degree of repetitiveness among the two seasons of the anime and this movie in terms of main themes and sources of conflict, and if this movie's other elements weren't so well-done I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much as I did. Fortunately, that's not the case. The movie had uncertainty about the future, family drama, and, as this is Free!, friendship being its main read more
Jul 29, 2016
kalim432 (All reviews)
This is a 10/10 for each category.
Story:[9.7/10]
The story was a prequel to my favorite anime:Free!.I loved how we got to explore their past selves and how they got to bound to be a team.The story was solid overall and the pacing was good.My feelings died completely after I passed 57 minutes when the so called feeling trains begun.It had a clear start,their middle was full of drama and struggle and it was taken out of our everyday life with the ending having the message that,a friend can get you through thick and thin.

Art:[10/10]
The art was beautiful,something I appreciated always about the Free anime.

Music:[10/10]
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